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Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — The Great Lake Hospice Association recently held its annual volunteer recognition dinner at Clark’s Landing. U.P. Home Nursing donated the money for the Jan. 25 dinner, which featured Dr. Michael Coyne and Cindy Nyquist as speakers. Fifty-one volunteers were given “commitment to excellence” pins donated by a Hospice Association board member. Hospice volunteers periodically visit the homes of terminally ill people, helping them and their families to cope with the death and dying process. The association is a non-profit organization supported by donations and the United Way of Marquette County. Donations can be sent to the Lake Superior Hospice Association.

60 years ago

SIDNAW — Twelve years of effort finally has resulted in the conversion to dial telephones of the Midway Telephone Co. serving this area. Nearly every home in Sidnaw now has a dial telephone for the first time. Dedication of the changeover to dial telephones took place in the Covington Town Hall, which was filled to capacity for the occasion. The Midway Telephone Co. services Sidnaw, Covington, Watton, Kenton, and Trout Creek subscribers. Officers of the company are Robert Godell, president and manager; M.F. Fox, vice president; Anton Maki, secretary-treasurer, and Francis Collins, Guy Nordine, and Alex Anderson, directors.

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